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Baked Onion - Simple 3-ingredient comfort food (Photo by Erich Boenzli)
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5 from 2 votes

Butter Baked Onion - Pure Hygge Food

Simple times. A 3-ingredient butter baked onion is pure comfort food. It's the beginning of a french onion soup. Without the cheese.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter baked onion
Servings: 1
Calories: 119kcal


  • 1 whole onion, Vidalia or any sweet, mild type
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ bouillon cube or 1 tablespoon soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce


  • Cut the bottom off the onion and save for stock
  • Peel off the papery skin and scoop out the top
  • Fill the scooped-out part with butter and bouillon/soy/Worcestershire
  • Wrap in aluminum foil
  • Bake at 350°F for about 60 minutes or until fork tender
  • Remove from the oven and serve by itself or as a side dish


⭐ Expert tip
Remember to keep the peel, bottom, and scooped-out bit of onion. Store it in a container and when you have enough vegetable scraps and maybe a couple chicken bones laying around, make yourself a soothing broth. Just try it. It works. 


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 522mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 85mg